Adaptive delayed channel access for IEEE 802.11n WLANs

Skordoulis, Dionysios and Ni, Qiang and Min, Geyong and Borg, Kevin (2008) Adaptive delayed channel access for IEEE 802.11n WLANs. In: Circuits and Systems for Communications, 2008. ICCSC 2008. 4th IEEE International Conference on. IEEE, GBR, pp. 167-171. ISBN 978-1-4244-1707-0

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In this paper we investigate potential benefits that an adaptive delayed channel access algorithm can attain for the next-generation wireless LANs, the IEEE 802.11n. We show that the performance of frame aggregation introduced by the 802.11n adheres due to the priority mechanism of the legacy 802.11e EDCA scheduler, resulting in a poor overall performance. Because high priority flows have low channel utilization, the low priority flows throughputs can be amerced further. By introducing an additional delay at the MAC layer, before the channel access scheduling, it will retain aggregate sizes at higher numbers and consequently a better channel utilization. Also, in order to support both UDP and TCP transport layer protocols, the algorithm's operational conditions are kept adaptive. The simulation results demonstrate that our proposed adaptive delayed channel access outperforms significantly the current 802.1 In specification and non-adaptive delayed channel access.

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